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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1692

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1692

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,677 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Virginia
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,376 1,117 10 1 9
SIMVASTATIN 800 660 2 1
LISINOPRIL 722 571 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 591 465 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 438 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 474 312 6 8
KLOR-CON M20 450 370 7 48
OMEPRAZOLE 433 299 8 5
ATENOLOL 416 311 9 15
VERAPAMIL ER 383 318 10 90
GLIPIZIDE 382 298 11 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333 262 12 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 260 13 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304 240 13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 234 15 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 271 161 R 16 58
LOVASTATIN 265 224 17 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 217 S3 18 6
CLONIDINE HCL 233 179 19 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223 187 20 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 171 21 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 202 137 S3 22 142
RANITIDINE HCL 191 142 23 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 169 24 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 138 25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 186 73 25 16
PREDNISONE 179 127 27 35
NAPROXEN 170 123 28 91
ALLOPURINOL 153 126 29 30
GABAPENTIN 151 96 30 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 149 87 31 75
SERTRALINE HCL 148 99 32 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 126 33 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 115 34 19
CARVEDILOL 130 111 35 24
CLOPIDOGREL 116 103 36 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 34 37 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 115 52 37 93
AZITHROMYCIN 112 57 39 34
PROAIR HFA 111 50 40 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110 74 41 105
ALPRAZOLAM 107 47 42 188
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 78 42 83
LANTUS 106 72 44 57
SPIRIVA 105 61 45 44
NEXIUM 101 64 46 25
PAROXETINE HCL 101 69 46 60
PLAVIX 99 93 48 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 88 49 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 17 50 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 61 50 27
GEMFIBROZIL 90 55 50 98
INDAPAMIDE 90 76 50 180
KLOR-CON 10 85 80 54 159
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 79 55 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 81 56 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 62 57 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 32 R 57 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78 59 29
CAPTOPRIL 77 72 60 304
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 75 60 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 42 60 39
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 49 63 215
IBUPROFEN 67 35 64 78
TRAZODONE HCL 67 18 64 33
FINASTERIDE 67 65 64 99
FELODIPINE ER 64 60 67 246
VENTOLIN HFA 63 26 68 151
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 57 69 87
CEPHALEXIN 59 42 70 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 24 71 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 29 72 52
DIGOXIN 54 43 73 85
LIPITOR 53 51 74 119
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 28 75 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 21 76 74
NOVOLIN N 51 35 76 257
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.